Quebec could see between 1,263 and 8,860 deaths by the end of April because of the novel coronavirus pandemic even amid sweeping measures aimed at curbing the spread of the virus, according to projections from the province’s public health officials.

The different scenarios about the potential course of the virus in Quebec were released on Tuesday afternoon as the government fights to limit the scope of the outbreak.

In the best-case scenario, there will be an estimated 29,212 cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, by the end of the month. Quebec could see up to 59,845 cases at worst.

Earlier in the day, the province’s premier said he didn’t want the public to be alarmed over the potential number of deaths listed in the scenarios.

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